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Healthcare Design & Construction: Expanding Opportunities

July 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT

Confronting Challenges and Expanding Opportunities in Healthcare Design and Construction


In conjunction with SoCalNOMA, the AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare committee is proud to present a moderated panel regarding equity diversity and access to education, employment and career advancement as it relates to the healthcare design and construction industry. SoCALNOMA’s mission is to advance and support the education and careers of those who have been historically under-represented in the field of architecture and various allied design/build professions. The current events make these candid conversations critical to changing the social injustice and systemic racism. Join us in this online program to hear what challenges minority architects have confronted in their careers and what step we can take to tear down barriers and increase opportunities in the healthcare market sector.



Lance Collins, AIA, NOMA
Director | Partner Energy

Mr. Collins is a Director at Partner Energy, in charge of the Sustainability team for projects pursuing green certification. A licensed architect with over twenty years of experience in architecture, urban design, and sustainable design consulting, his experience includes design, construction administration, building energy / water benchmarking and analysis, resource conservation measures, and green certification project management. In addition to his professional experience, Mr. Collins is the President of the Southern California Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, a member of the AIA-LA committee on Affordable Housing and was the founding Co-Chair of the US Green Building Council Long Beach Branch. He also is a guest lecturer at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and a design juror at the USC School of Architecture, Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), and at Cal Baptist University. He has also been an adjunct professor at Long Beach City College and has been a guest speaker at many local colleges, for professional organizations, and at national conferences teaching green building principles and sustainable design strategies.



Adrienne Haynes, CLS, RA, AIA
Manager, Design & Construction | Cedars-Sinai Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction

Adrienne Haynes is a licensed architect and has been a Project Planner and Manager of Planning, Design & Construction at Cedars Sinai Medical Center’s Facilities Planning, Design & Construction (FPDC) for the last 21 years. She has completed more than $300,000,000.00 of capital projects under the jurisdiction of OSHPD, LADBS and CDPH. Prior to her 21 years with Facilities Planning Adrienne worked 18 years in Pathology, Department of Microbiology as a licensed Clinical Lab Scientist (CLS) at Cedars‐Sinai Medical Center and three other medical centers in the Los Angeles area. Adrienne holds a Master’s of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University at Pomona and a Bachelor’s of Science in Medical Technology from California State University Los Angeles. She is both a registered architect and a Clinical Laboratory Scientist in the State of California.




Antoinette Bunkley, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Associate | CO Architects

Antoinette Bunkley is a senior project manager with CO Architects in Los Angeles. Her knowledge is informed by a diverse range of projects for public and private institutions, healthcare facilities, and private biosciences and biotechnology companies. With over 27 years of experience, Antoinette is familiar with advanced building types containing wet and dry research laboratories, vivaria, nanotechnology, imaging and diagnostic facilities, and has coordinated architecture with highly complex engineering systems. Antoinette received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Southern California.



Rashad Morton
Project Executive | Swinerton

Rashad Morton is a Project Executive for Swinerton Builders with focus in Healthcare who has spent the majority of last 18 years involved with OSHPD 1 projects. Project types include new ground up Inpatient Tower Facilities, Central Utility Plants, Medical Office Buildings and remodels to existing facilities. Currently, he is overseeing a new ground up hospital expansion in downtown LA as well as a series of remodels/buildouts of MOB floor spaces. In his free time, he enjoys spending time at his kid’s sporting events (when they’re reinstated of course) and outdoor



Joshua Foster, Associate AIA, NOMA
Emerging Professional | KFA Architecture

A native of the Philadelphia area, a seasoned New Yorker, and now a settled Angeleno, Joshua has a strong passion for community-focused urban design. As an architectural designer, Joshua focuses on affordable and market-rate housing projects at KFA Architecture while advocating for diversity as a SoCal NOMA Executive Board member. Outside of architecture, Joshua is a musician as well as a Co-Founder of Mint Inc., a platform empowering a community of young minority professionals and entrepreneurs. Prior to completing his Master’s of Architecture with a Real Estate Development certificate at the University of Southern California, Joshua spent his undergraduate years shuffling between the architecture studios of Columbia University as a student and the football field of the school’s Division 1 FCS program as an athlete. He now uses his diverse experiences in architecture, sports, and community entrepreneurship to speak and share at schools and conferences throughout the country.



Angie Harris
Design Engineer | KPFF Consulting Engineers

As a Southern California native, Angie Harris has always been interested in building design and safety. Her work at the University of California, Irvine included investigations into existing buildings and their responses to previous earthquakes, for the purpose of estimating seismic parameters for performance-based design. For the past five years Angie has been working as a consulting engineer with the Los Angeles Office of KPFF. She has worked on exciting fast paced projects including the recently submitted Antelope Valley Hospital, Kaiser Leeward MOB, Riverside Community Hospital ED Renovation, and Sharp Grossmont tenant improvements. Her work includes advanced analysis and coordination leaning heavily on Angie’s strengths in communication and engineering aptitude. In addition to collaboration on dynamic and complex projects, Angie enjoys yoga, cooking, spending time with family, and studying the Bible.


July 15, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm PDT
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AIA|LA Architecture in Healthcare Committee